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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:53 pm

Welcome to the One Hundred and Twenty Eighth Song Contest! It's never gonna give you up.

Submit your song via this FANCY FORM!


What is the MafiaScum Song Contest?

The MafiaScum Song Contest is a competition modeled after the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It's a means to gain exposure to new music through the tastes of your peers, like it or not. Those that enter must also vote for the people they are running against based on how much they like the songs. Everyone picks an alias in the form of a country (any one of your choosing) and sends in a song that they like in order to expose it to the other contestants. After voting, they are tallied in the thread and a winner is named. No matter who wins, everyone wins by gaining new knowledge of songs, artists, albums and genres of music in the process!

List of Previously Entered Songs

How to Participate in the Song Contest:

1. Find a song that you like on any internet medium that isn't restricted or private.

2. Submit it via the form linked above!

3. Wait until I reveal the entries. You may or may not be cut (as stated at the end of this post).

4. Once entries are revealed, you will rank your top 10 countries! You will do this via a Google Form link to be provided later. The point values are as follows:

12 points - 1st
10 - 2nd
8 - 3rd
7 - 4th
6 - 5st
5 - 6th
4 - 7th
3 - 8th
2 - 9th
1 - 10th


Please rate fairly by giving all countries a listen. You may not vote for yourself. Everyone, regardless of entry or cut status, may vote, so you can still participate even if you chose not to enter or if you got cut! However, if those that entered and are accepted do not vote, they will get a 20 point penalty and be banned from entering in the next contest, so please consider that before entering.

5. Wait for results. It's that simple!

What entries are/aren't allowed?

In order to eliminate bias, certain entries based on previous performance are banned. After dozens of contests and a following of a vague "Code of Ethics" by the Song Contest population, there have been so many entries that a rule system is now in place as to what can and cannot be entered. Please refer to the list of entered songs linked above and CTRL+F your artist AND song name to make sure it isn't included in the following list.

What isn't allowed?

-You cannot enter an artist that has won ANY contest in the past, no matter how far away that contest is.
-You cannot enter an artist that has been entered in the last 15 contests.
-You cannot enter a song that has been entered before, regardless of placement. (You can enter a cover or different version of that song.) For example: You cannot enter in "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes, but you can enter in "The Hardest Button to Button" by The White Stripes.
-You cannot enter an artist that has gotten Top 3 in a Battle of the Best. For example: You may not enter anything by the Doves, as they got 2nd in a BotB.
-You cannot enter something that is not a "song". We generally interpret this term very loosely, but here are some examples:

Things considered a song: Anything created with an actual artist and song title that is INTENDED for the listener, even if it's painful to listen or even if there's nothing included (Examples: Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit, Eminem - Lose Yourself, Barney - I Love You, John Cage - 4'33, Sunn 0))) - 0))) Bow 1, etc.)

Things not considered a song: Anything without an artist or title, a video clip of something random, a comedy routine (unless it's an actual song a la Stephen Lynch), a large square wave, an animal barking, total silence not being attributed to an artist, etc. (Examples: A clip of Louis CK's Shameless, an ibex screeching, a clip of a game show, a clip of someone screaming, etc.)

I will let you know if your entry does not meet the criteria of a "song," but it should be fairly obvious.

What IS allowed, then?

-You can enter an artist that has gotten 2nd or lower at least 15 contests ago, as long as you do not repeat a song.
-You can enter an artist that got top 3 in a song contest, unless it won that contest or also got top 3 in a Battle of the Best.
-You can enter a different version of a song entered before, such as a cover (or the original if the cover was entered first). For example, Johnny Cash's "Hurt" has already been entered, but you can still enter Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt".

Other than that, you're good! If your entry violates one of these rules, you'll have until the deadline to fix it or we reserve the right to deny your entry (as if you haven't entered one at all) due to time constraints.

Reserved Countries

Finland
Greenland
Hungary
Slovenia
South Korea
Monaco
Estonia
USA
Egypt
Liechtenstein
North Korea
Bhutan
Northern Ireland
Iceland
Australia
Poland



Deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, February 4.


If we get more than 26 entries, the 26 participants in the competition will be decided based on the following criteria:

1. First-time entrants

2. Last winner (ceejayvinoya)

3. Current Song Contest Team (toolenduso and JurgenVW)

4. Any entrant who was cut in the period of the last 3 contests (except those cut for not voting) and has not used their guaranteed bid.
3 Contests remaining: Nobody!
2 Contests remaining: Nobody!
1 Contest remaining: Nobody!


5. Everyone else

Anyone who does not make the cut is guaranteed a spot in one of the next 3 contests.

The following people will be ineligible to enter for not voting in SC127: Psyche
Last edited by Song Contest on Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:23 pm, edited 4 times in total.

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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:53 pm

Entries!
Votes are due on Monday, February 18 at 11:59 p.m. (23:59) Pacific Time!


Use this form to submit your votes!

eSwatini

Kensington - Sorry

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Netherlands

Blackbriar - Witching Hour

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Tanzania

Jon Bellion - Maybe IDK

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South Korea

The Lion King - Hakuna Matata

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Iceland

Eluvium - Posturing Through Metaphysical Collapse

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Egypt
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Gabriel Kahane - Empire Liquor Mart (9127 S. Figueroa St.)

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Niue

Anderson .Paak - Tints

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Slovenia

Sonata Arctica - Till Death's Done Us Apart

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Latvia

Alestorm - Drink for Dogs

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Greenland

Jeff Williams and Casey Lee Williams - Boop

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Monaco

Ugly Kid Joe - Cats in The Cradle

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Liechtenstein

Left at London - Revolution Lover

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Yemen

Paulson - Voids

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Indonesia

Synthetic Epiphany - Rapture (130 BPM)

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Hungary

Rimsky-Korsakov - The Story of the Kalendar Prince

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USA

Direct Hit! - Welcome to Heaven

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Bhutan

Georgia Anne Muldrow - Overload

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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:02 pm

Probably something song contest will hate this time
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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:08 pm

is that new
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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:24 pm

I hope everybody else's songs are nearly as good as mine :cool:

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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:57 pm

TIL that Swaziland has changed its name to eSwatini.
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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:58 pm

In post 3, Panzerjager wrote:is that new

I usually at least try to enter something most people wouldn't hate but I'm not trying to do that this time
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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:04 pm

I'm just being a prick, it's all good.
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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:42 pm

In post 17, Parama wrote:was gonna skip this one then decided i hated myself enough to enter

i was originally gonna enter a 17 minute ambient track (that i genuinely love) but i decided that would be too mean even for how much i don't care


I decided this was no longer too mean
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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:55 pm

ego.
my submission will be just as annoying as the last one
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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:01 am

So aparently people don't like folk music as much as I've hoped. I have something very different for this one.

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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:54 am

boop
Ceejay is only gonna get better but his logic can be on the wrong side of lazy logic sometimes. ~the worst

Will not be playing for a while.

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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:50 am

I think I'll just stick to my 'weird goth stuff' :wink:

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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:45 pm

Soz
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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:01 pm

I submitted a band I only know about because they opened for another band I like once, a band I've never met another fan of, that seems to have dropped off the face of the Earth after releasing their album. But it's a pretty good album, and now I'm gonna make y'all listen to the first track.
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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:41 am

I'd love to be able to comment on what I entered, but I've already forgotten what it was...

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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:18 pm

The best of 1888.
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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:39 pm

E-Go

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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:57 pm

Reminder: entries are due at midnight Pacific time Monday (tomorrow)!
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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:53 pm

i sure hope votes aren't due tomorrow considering the songs aren't even up yet
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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:48 am

In post 19, Parama wrote:i sure hope votes aren't due tomorrow considering the songs aren't even up yet


Whoops. This is why I shouldn't do things before I wake up properly.

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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:43 pm

Entries posted!

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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:14 pm

I'm skipping south korea on principle since there is not a single person here who doesn't already know the song
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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:16 pm

99% chance Panzer catches my 12
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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:48 pm

If you like my song PLEASE check out the live, the middle section comes so much to life
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